Fully updated and packed with new material, the second edition of Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is the ideal guide for non-native speaker students and their supervisors working on writing a thesis or dissertation in English.
Considering the purposes of thesis and dissertation of writing alongside writer/reader relationships, this book uses accessible language and practical examples to discuss issues that are crucial to successful thesis and dissertation writing. This edition offers:
- Insights into the experience of being a doctoral writer, issues of writer identity, and writing with authority
- Typical language and discourse features of theses and dissertations
- Advice on the structure and organisation of key sections
- Suggestions for online resources which support writing
- Extracts from completed theses and dissertations
- Guidance on understanding examiner expectations
- Advice on publishing from a PhD
Suitable for students from all disciplines, Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is essential reading for non-native speaker students looking to complete a thesis or dissertation in English.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Author Biographies; List of tables, figures and boxes; 1 Introduction; 2 Becoming a researcher in a global world; 3 Issues in thesis and dissertation writing in English as a second language; 4 Writing a research proposal; 5 The overall shape of theses and dissertations; 6 Writing the introduction; 7 Writing the background chapters; 8 Writing the methodology chapter; 9 Writing the results chapter; 10 Writing discussions and conclusions; 11 Writing the abstract and acknowledgements sections; 12 Publishing from a thesis or dissertation; 13 Resources for thesis and dissertation writing; References; Index
Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Sue Starfield is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia.